Electric Crowd Treated To Spectacular Sport Tonight, As American Leslie Howard Captures The $75,000 Ricoh Big Ben Challenge At The Royal Horse Show
"The Royal is an absolutely fantastic show. I love the atmosphere and the crowd is very enthusiastic. And up until last night, I don't think I have ever had a show like it in my life. I've had lots of wins but I went in and my horses were so consistent - my horses were outstanding. They really deserve this. It's great to be the leading rider with such great competitors and international riders here."
Earlier this morning, the prestigious Governor General's Cup and Lieutenant Governor's Cup classes for Canadian-bred three year-olds took to the Ricoh Coliseum. The bay mare Sweet Be took top honours in both classes, owned by Marie-Claude Lavallee and bred by Josee Turcotte, both of Quebec. Sweet Be is by Sir Wanabi, who competed this year in the Adult Amateur hunter division, winning an over fences class with rider Vickie Robert ( St. Eustache, PQ).
Tomorrow's Royal Horse Show is FREE with general admission to the Fair.
About the Royal Horse Show and 91 st Royal Agricultural Winter Fair ~
A family tradition since 1922, the Royal Horse Show brings world-class horses and riders from Canada, the U.S. and overseas, including Olympic and World champions, to Toronto each November to compete for almost $800,000 in prize money and prestigious titles. Over 850 horses of all shapes and sizes participate in show jumping, dressage, indoor eventing, driving, coaching and so much more, over the ten-days of competition. Special features such as the President's Choice Animal Theatre, the aMAZEing Food Journey, AG-tivity Central, Trade-Fair shopping & educational events round out a day at The Royal. The Royal remains a highlight of the Toronto fall social calendar, visited by Royalty, politicians and horse-enthusiasts for generations. For competition schedules, LIVE webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.
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